A report published by the Times Media Group on October 29th, 2017 strangely contradicts its own first response to our expose of Trevor Manuel and Manoj Kumar Jha’s participation in the illicit closure of Oakbay Investments accounts. Our original expose of Trevor Manuel and Manoj Kumar Jha first published on August 13th, 2017 was initially termed as fake by the Times Media Group though the documents supporting our expose authenticity were sourced from the custody of investigative intelligence journalism enterprise AmaBhungane. Apparently, the Times Media Group has now struck a hornet’s nest by doing a complete turnaround on the matter, citing the involvement of an MTN employee Primrose Nhlapho in leaking telephonic conversations among Trevor Manuel, Manoj Kumar Jha, Peter Bruce and Rob Rose. Such cattle class journalism from Times Media Group first refuting an expose, calling it “fake” and then reinforcing the truth robs it of credibility and reduces it to “junk status” in the media vertical.
Mea Culpa of Times Media: First Refutes Expose and Then Shoots Itself in the Foot Admitting Authenticity Of Telephonic Calls
The Times Media Group has reduced its credibility to “junk status” by first refuting our earlier expose of Trevor Manuel and Manoj Kumar Jha and then doing a mea culpa by admitting that an MTN employee named Primrose Nhlapho has indeed had a role to play in leaking out the telephonic conversations that we had claimed. The Times Media Group has in its nervous frenzy shot in its foot by first refuting and then acknowledging the authenticity of our claims on the telephonic conversations among Trevor Manuel, Manoj Kumar Jha, Peter Bruce and Rob Rose to illicitly enforce the closure of Oakbay accounts at Bank of Baroda. Here is the screenshot of the same:
What Was The Expose All About?
On August 13th, 2017 WMC Leaks exposed the participation of Trevor Manuel, Manoj Kumar Jha, Peter Bruce and Rob Rose in the enforcement of the closure of Oakbay Investment accounts. Our report had originally carried reports of the telephonic conversations among the four of them to plan and frame the closure of accounts of Oakbay Investments. We had carried extensive reports showing the systematic planning and communication among these four men to force the closure of accounts of Oakbay Investments. The Times Media Group in its initial response had termed our reporting fake and then called us “fake media.”
On October 29 2017 the Times Media Group published a second report contradicting its first response to our expose on the Oakbay accounts closure and ran a new revelation of the involvement of an MTN employee named Primrose Nhlapho in the apparent leakage of the telephonic conversations among Trevor Manuel, Manoj Kumar Jha, Peter Bruce and Rob Rose.
Our Trevor Manuel-BOB Expose Documents Were Fed by AmaBhungane Investigative Journalism Intelligence
WMC Leaks has sourced information for its expose of Trevor Manuel from strategic assets lying in the custody of AmaBhungane. We have received required documents from the custody of investigative journalist whistleblowers associated with AmaBhungane for our explosive reporting. So, we humbly request the interested parties to conduct an internal inquiry to investigate the matter of fact. We urge them to come clean with the reports of the internal inquiry at AmaBhungane and associates within its network and declare the same on their media platforms.
White Media and WMC Attempts to Malign WMCLeaks Has Shrewd Motives
The white media publication in relation to our explosive reporting has motives of three individuals. These three individuals have disguised their personal motives in slinging mud on WMCLeaks.
Rob Rose, the employee of Sunday Times has a job to do for his management. We perfectly understand the compulsions and pressures of working with a white media enterprise that is on a manipulative mission.
Peter Bruce, the world knows has been going through a rough patch in his personal life after being caught on the wrong foot. The romance has vanished into thin air and family life is off colour. Incest relationships with women of his daughter’s age and the envious task of searching for fake news stories for the WMC bosses have taken a toll on his reporting.
Trevor Manuel is on a sticky spot ever since we reported that his misdeed for the Old Mutual Investments during the SARB scam has been included in the CIEX Report. A sinking man catches a straw and Trevor Manuel is hanging by a rope of the white media.
The Times Media Group by means of contradicting its first report with a new revelation has authenticated our expose on the Oakbay accounts closure. The Times Media Group double standards have reduced itself to a “persona non grata” and does not deserve to be taken seriously in the news and media vertical in South Africa or anywhere else.